New and Noteworthy

Melville House is coming out with three very topical books that I thought I’d mention. Renata Adler’s Irreparable Harm is an analysis of the 2000 Supreme Court decision, which allowed Dubya to become president. Adler reportedly uncovers “numerous problems, including instances where the judges mis-cited their own previous decisions, or reversed them.” Mark Danner’s The Road to Illegitimacy examines the Florida recount. And Dennis Loy Johnson’s The Big Chill is a first-person account of the undereported protests on Dubya’s inauguration. (Michael Moore’s latest documentary shows some of the footage from that day.)